A recent explosion of hot, steamy summer weather in the northeast has me thinking about swimming and those long afternoons at the beach, weekends at the cottage or summer picnics with friends. The Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's has a new line of beach totes, towels and accessories to liven up your summer excursions - and they are as bright as the sunny days that inspired them. (I love the use of bold colour during the summer months.) I've selected some pieces from the new beach line. Among my favourites is the big, durable beach blanket that folds up into a totable square. It measures 60" by 72" - perfect for two lounging beach goers! I also love the tote bags and the assortment of beach towels in exuberant prints and colours. All towels are made of soft Turkish cotton and measure 38" x 68" to facilitate an outdoor summer siesta on a sandy beach or the backyard grass. Click here to find out more.LEFT: Get set for a fun day at the beach with this cool beach blanket from Martha Stewart Collection. Folds neatly into a square with straps for easy carrying and has convenient side pockets for storage. Striped design in your choice of two colorways: red and white & lime green and white. RIGHT: A chic tote to fit all your beach essentials, this canvas bag features a ton of space with an easy snap closure. Choose from turquoise & orange stripes or pink & navy.
Fun in the sun! Classic stripes in bright lime, blue or red create a bold look in the Basic Stripe Beach Towel from the Martha Stewart Collection, a must-have for the beach or backyard.
Under the sea! A bold starfish design in cool blue, yellow & green (or pink, orange and yellow) enhance the appeal of this beach towel, the perfect accessory for a fun day at the beach. This is my favourite print. I want one of each!
With a fun, dot-tastic design, the Dots Beach Towel from Martha Stewart Collection is as bright as it comes. A more subdued, but no-less spunky design in sweet circles and spiraled dots in blue or red.